Young inventors at Rome MAKER FAIRE 2015

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement.  It’s a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

MAKER FAIRE ROME – The European Edition

Maker Faire Rome is the European edition of the Maker Faire. With over 600 inventions on display in 2014 and 90 thousand visitors, Maker Faire Rome is the world’s largest exhibition after the “Area Bay” and “New York” in the US. Maker-Faire-Rome_2015This year, after the success of the 2013 and 2014 editions, we expect hundreds of inventions and attractions from 65 nations. On the programme: live performances, panels, workshops, seminars, conferences and many surprises in store especially for children who will have a special Kids Area, which is even bigger with even more activities than previous editions.

Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition is organised by Asset Camera, a Special Agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Rome, whose mission is to place the city of Rome at the center of the debate on innovation, by spreading the digital culture, and developing the individual and collective entrepreneurship that is so integral to the Maker movement’s genetic makeup.

The Maker Faire 2015 runs 16 to 18 October 2015 at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, which for this occasion, will become a real “city of the future”.

We expect more than 600 maker exhibitors along with innovative SMEs, schools and Fab Labs who will present projects in the following areas:

  • 3D printing
  • 3D scanning
  • Arduino
  • Art
  • Artisans & New Craft
  • Biology
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Drones
  • Education
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Fabrication
  • Fashion & Wearables
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Games
  • Hacks
  • Home Automation
  • Internet of Things
  • Kids & Education
  • Music & Sound
  • Open Source
  • Recycling  & Upcycling
  • Robotics
  • Science
  • Steam Punk
  • Wellness & Healthcare

We have confirmed for the 2015 edition, a special exhibition area dedicated to the projects of young people from Technical and Vocational Institutes across Italy.

Maker-Fair_2014-RomeA fair that combines science, science fiction, technology, entertainment and business to create something totally new. Maker Faire is an event created to cater to curious participants of all ages, wishing to experience firsthand the makers’ inventions. Inventions that are the result of a desire to solve everyday problems, whether big or small.

Maker Faire is an event designed to turn the spotlight on hundreds of projects from around the world that are able to catapult visitors into the future.

Not just a fair for field experts. At the Maker Faire, you’ll find inventions in the field of science and technology (from 3D printers to wearables, through to drones, robots and digital manufacturing), but also new forms of art, entertainment, crafts, food experiments and attractions never seen before.

The watchwords of the Maker Faire are: meeting, exchange, training, entertainment and interaction.
The public can experience and try their hand with these new inventions where innovation is made available to everyone. An experience where participants are an integral part of the fair itself.

An event for families, where children and adults can get involved in hundreds of fun and educational activities and demonstrations. A place where you can learn how to build your own smartphone, your own toys, “3D print” shoes, jewellery, handbags and even edible ravioli, or discover how to make your house home-automated with just a few simple measures.



Maker Faire Rome will be held from 16 to 18 October 2015 at “La Sapienza” University of Rome

Friday 16 October

Morning  ( from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm)  – Education Day School visit only.  
School visits are free, please book in advance at

Afternoon from 2.00 pm to 7.00 pm  – Maker Faire Rome is open!
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Saturday 17 October

h. 10.00 am to 7.00 pm – Maker Faire Rome 
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Sunday 18  October

h. 10.00 am to 7.00 pm – Maker Faire Rome 
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Entrance  –  Ticket offices

Sapienza – University of Rome
Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5 – Viale Regina Elena, 334 (M. Policlinico)

Opening time:
Friday October 16, h. 2.00 PM/7.00 PM (ticket office h. 1.45 PM/6.00 PM)
Saturday October 17, h. 10.00 AM/7.00 PM (ticket office h. 9.45 AM/6.00PM)
Sunday October 18, h. 10.00 AM/7.00 PM  (ticket office h. 9.45 AM/6.00PM)


Tickets can be purchased: On site at the dedicated ticket office, Online, and at the Vivaticket sale points

One day ticket: a single day ticket to access Maker Faire Rome on just one day (October 16th , or 17th  or 18th) . This ticket is only valid for the event taking place on the day and the time for which it is issued

3 days pass:  a general admission 3-day pass gets you admittance to Maker Faire Rome for the three days of the Fair (October 16th – 17th – 18th )

The ticket includes admission to the exhibition space (over 600 exhibitors), workshops, talks and conferences scheduled on all the days of entry; access to specific areas depends on the availability of seats upon arrival on site.
Tickets bought in advance entitle you to enter using a priority lane. The actual time of entry to the event depends on the capacity available on arrival.


One day ticket  € 10.00 Available at the Makerfaire ticket office during the event or online. Buy online now!
3 day pass € 25.00 Available at the Makerfaire ticket office during the event or online. Buy online now!
Special reduced price ( Over 65, students, under 18 ) € 5.00 Available at the Makerfaire ticket office during the event.
Reduced price “La Sapienza” ( only for la Sapienza sudents and employees) € 4.00 Available at the Makerfaire ticket office during the event.
Family reduced price day ticket (At least one parent with a child) € 5.00
per person
Available at the Makerfaire ticket office during the event or online. Buy online now!
Partner (online purchase only) € 5.00 Discounted code “Partner” only . Available online
Groups of minimum 10 people € 5.00 Contact

  • 892.234 ( from outside Italy: +39.041.2719035) Monday  – Friday h.  9.00 am  /19 pm  – saturday 9.00 am/  2.00 pm – credit cards only .For info and costs of the call Vivaticket

Children under one meter tall: free entry.

Free entrance: Visitors with certification of invalidity of over 70%. Companion of a disabled visitor (only when the disabled visitor is not self-sufficient).

School groups: schools wishing to attend the Educational Day on Friday, October 16 can write to Entrance for schools on Friday, October 16 (from 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM) is free.



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Here a list of the hotels that have reserved for participants of the Maker Faire Rome a favorable treatment for stays during the whole event.

Please, get in touch with the hotel reception in order to ask for a special reservation.

Via di Santa Lucia 10

Via due Macelli 97

Via Nomentana 547

Viale Guglielmo Marconi 905

Via degli Scipioni 287

Via Nazionale 69

Viale Salvatore Rebecchini 39

Via Flavia 106

Via Sistina 69

Via Mario de’ fiori 61

Via Filippo Civinini 46

Via Domenico Chelini 41

Via Eroi di Cefalonia 301

Via Capo d’Africa

Via Federico Cesi 37

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